Non-Academic Haskell was Re: [Haskell-cafe] Non-technical Haskell question

William Lee Irwin III wli at
Tue Nov 30 11:04:52 EST 2004

On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 04:57:27PM +0100, Shae Matijs Erisson wrote:
> The #haskell irc channel on is composed of many different
> flavors of programmer, from self-educated 16 year olds on up to post doctoral
> students studying functional programming.
> I'm a self-educated, self-employed programmer. I use Python in most of my
> paying work but would very much prefer to use Haskell.
> It seems obvious to me (but not to most of my clients :-) that the various
> powerful and expressive patterns in Haskell allow programmers to deliver more
> business value in less time than almost any other programming language.

I've been sitting around #haskell on EfNet for something like 5 years
and wondering why no one ever came by.

-- wli

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